March 19, 2013
BOULDER, COLO– TeamSnap, a fast growing online sports management service and mobile app, announced a list of organizations using its Club and League Solution that now includes the Boulder Panthers Basketball Club (http://www.boulderpanther.com/)
The Boulder Panthers, a basketball club for fifth through eighth grade boys and girls in the Boulder, CO area, is directed by Luis Gomez-Do’lbarra, a former Olympian and professional basketball player. Gomez-Do’lbarra has a passion for youth and started the club 12 years ago. “He is the heart and soul of Boulder Panther basketball,”
The Panthers strive to expose as many players as possible to competitive basketball and are dedicated to the development of youth through basketball.
To grow the sport of basketball even more, Leddon approached Gomez-Do’lbarra about using TeamSnap as a tool to stay organized. They now use every feature TeamSnap has to offer. They are familiar with its club level features like scheduling, player database management, mass messaging, customizable registration, a public website, and other features designed for League Commissioners and organizers like Leddon and others who lead busy lifestyles as volunteer coaches.
TeamSnap is also fully integrated on the team level with Leddon’s 6th grade boys’ basketball team that ended its season with a winning record. Leddon would automatically send his team messages about locations, practice times, and other notifications so he could avoid time on the phone with all 11 of his players’ parents. One time he used TeamSnap text messaging to notify his team right before a tournament to tell them to avoid a trafficked road. If he hadn’t done that, the team could have forfeited the game.
As a part of their mission to grow the sport of basketball, the Panthers Club is a part of the Gold Crown Foundation, an organization committed to aligning the middle schools and high schools in Colorado so that kids are encouraged to continue playing.
The Gold Crown Foundation also has after school programs and academic enrichment programs through classroom work to further develop youth through basketball. Some Boulder Panthers athletes attend summer camps with a computer class in the morning and basketball in the afternoon.
“It’s a positive experience in basketball for kids rather than the negative things kids can get into if they don’t have those positive programs,” said Leddon. ““At this level, you just want these kids to learn to enjoy basketball, and have a positive experience.”
Read more about the Boulder Panthers at http://blog.teamsnap.com/